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Wish List: Nordstrom

As an ex-Nordies sales gal…I know and adore this retail empire.
Here are a few things I am loving right now.

Sale! Sale! Sale!

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Starting tomorrow, Thursday 3/25, ideeli.com will have Marina Rinaldi sportswear and dresses starting at $49 and up! But, you have to be a member to get the exclusive savings. That’s up to 69% off retail prices!

Hurry!! The sale begins at 12noon for 1st row members and 2pm for 2nd row members. Go to ideeli.com to sign up.

*If you’re not a member, use promotion code “marina” to access this sale and many others.

Bored…

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This my friends…is what happens when I stay home bored with my cell phone. No, I’m not embarrassed of these pics. I am pretty embarrassed that this curvy butt is not sitting in a pub somewhere in L.A. on St. Patrick’s Day. This is me “au natural’ and ready to go to bed. I hope you had a better night than I did. I’m pooped. I spent all day with my mom shopping at thrift stores. I picked up a snakeskin clutch…but nothing else caught my eye. Oh well…they just opened a Ross at the Beverly Connection. Now I have an Old Navy, Marshalls, Nordstrom Rack, and Ross all in one place. Bargainista heaven!

It’s Monday?

I don’t know about you…but I’m exhausted again. Monday’s always kick my butt. Of course I don’t have any outfits to post, cause I suck. Sorry. But, I do want to show you the three handbags I picked up at the local thrift store. There were so many bags, it was insane. I love the vintage look of all three. And I only spent a grand whopping total of $5! Man, I’m good!

I spent time with friends and family on Saturday, too much fun if you ask me. Sunday was a very blessed day. My hubby grilled up some steaks and made me dinner. I asked him if he needed me to do anything…and he said…”yeah, relax.” Awwwww…I love this guy. Lol. Ok, now that I’ve made you sick…I’m outtie!

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Bargainista Finds

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I was such a bargain shopper this past weekend! I know I said I might post a video, but it looks like it’s not happening. Sorry. Instead, I am posting a few pics of what I bought. The shoes are by Candie’s and only cost $5!! I know!! They are a plum color and I’ve already broken them in. Bargainista should be my middle name. Also, belts have become my new favorite accessory. The top belt is by Betsey Johnson and I adore it! You already know I’m not daring when it comes to prints, but I am going out on a limb here and I bought a few pieces. I’ve worn the dresses and they are very comfy. The necklace is by Avril Lavigne, I don’t know if you can tell but it’s fuchsia. It was on clearance…of course! Lol.

Wish List: Torrid

I’m broke as a joke…so I will e-window shop…again. I was browsing the Torrid web site and I fell for these 4 pieces. Oh Torrid…why must you be a little too pricey for this blogger on a budget? It’s ok…I will survive. I’m hitting up the Goodwill tomorrow to see what I can find. That will hold me over until the weekend. My name is Monique and I’m a shopaholic!

Ring & Bling

I love a good ring. You know…one that makes a statement with it’s sparkle.

These long shield rings have caught my attention. My only problem? The big hands I inherited from my dad! Most don’t fit me. But, that’s OK. For now, I’ll just have to look. Lol.

Forever 21 at ShopStyle

Betsey Johnson Sexy

I knew there was a reason I loved Betsey Johnson. I was e-window shopping on Nordstrom.com…like always, and I fell in love. She really knows the female body. Now, if only we could get her regular line in plus size. Here’s to wishful thinking.

A day well spent…

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Today was a beautiful day! I spent the day with my mom, dad, and my little brother. My parents are divorced so spending time with both at the same time is rare. Look at the cute dress my mom gave me! She’s too sweet.

We had lunch together, then spent a couple of hours at thrift stores.Yay! Bargain shopping at its best. I dressed super comfy, in my favorite boots of course. Very casual…kinda boring actually. I wanted to add a simple scarf, but it was a little warm here in L.A. I found a lot of great things, but I’m in a “what I need” more than “what I want” shopping mode. I picked up that cargo blazer and two skinny belts. Spent a total of $8!! I think I might head out again this weekend. Wish me luck!

Handbag Delight: Beige is back?

Nine West at ShopStyle

**I was at the mall yesterday and I saw tons of handbags in these colors. I’m wondering if you think this color bag can be used year round. Or just a spring/summer color?

Vintage for the Curvy

It’s no secret that vintage clothing for curvy gals is hard to come by. I did a little research and I wanted to share it with you. Here are a just a few sellers on Etsy and the web. Vintage clothing is not only Eco-friendly shopping, but I see it as a great way to find one-of-a-kind high quality pieces for your wardrobe. Read this for guidelines before you buy any vintage clothing.

*If you know of any other sites that sell vintage please leave a comment with the link. Thanks!

Happy VDay to me!

I know we all love shopping. But, seriously I LOVE SHOPPING! My Valentine’s gift from the hubby was shopping this weekend. He’s a romantic…I know. It was definitely a great Valentine’s Day!

I picked up a lot of great pieces. Including, this sweetheart dress from Forever 21′s Faith 21 line. I am going to a 50th Wedding Anniversary and I’m not sure if this is appropriate or not. I love the dress, but the neckline is a little low. If I wear it I am going to add something underneath, so I’m not flashing everyone at the celebration. Lol.

The dress was on the web site last night, but it’s not there today. (Good thing I grabbed the image last night) It disappeared.

Internet Window Shopping

Yes, I am an avid shopper. Yes, my hubby does not like it. No, I will not stop. I am always in the mood for shopping. I am also a bargain shopper, so he can’t really complain that much! But, he still does (lol). Today I found this Belted Shawl Cardi Coat from Old Navy. I imagine myself wearing this on a chilly day. Looks pretty comfy and I love the color, they call it ‘Goodnight Nora.’


Style Trend: Stripes

Some might say a curvy woman shouldn’t wear lateral stripes. I say don’t listen to them. We can wear whatever we want. In moderation of course. Why should we let the non-curvy gals have all the fun?

Don’t be afraid to add a few stripes to your wardrobe. Just promise me you won’t go overboard. Repeat after me…”Stripes are not scary.” It’s up to you to wear them with pride.